BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The 9th Educational Summit of Balanga City held last August 25 at the Lou-Is Grand Ball room in this City, proved to be a step higher in the objective of the LGU and the City DepEd Division Office to really put education on top priority, with its theme “Education in the 21st Century: Addressing the Needs of Millennial Learners.”
City Mayor Francis Garcia, in his message, encouraged the teachers and the parent-teacher association to have exposures on modern technologies and to push their children to focus their interest in more important things like their career in science, education, engineering, and others.
As the city government is exerting all its efforts to address the needs of the children by establishing more barangay hubs, Mayor Francis said that after the first barangay hub in Dona Francisca, they added more hubs in Brgy. Tenejero, Cupang Proper, Brgy. Cataning and now they are in the process of completing 5 more hubs in Pto. Rivas, Ibayo, Tortugas, Cupang West and Tuyo that will enhance the students’ interest in learning.
Mayor Francis stressed that it is not that easy to open learning hubs, as we will need a lot of funds in procuring computers, providing internet connections and others, but by doing these we know that the students will have more opportunities to learn different things.
Mayor Francis added. “We are happy that our hardship, together with the initiatives of DepEd and other civic organizations, the City of Balanga won straight for the 3rd time, the National Literacy Award for the component city in the years 2012, 2014 and 2016”.
The resource speaker, Prof. Henry S. Tenedero, President of Center for Learning and Teaching Styles; President of UST Alumni Association and past President, Phil. Marketing Association, presented to the teachers the need to improve their teaching methodologies in line with the trends of the millennials, that the values are still inherent as well as the academics, only the scheme need to be improved in such a way that the millennials can relate, enjoying and learning the subjects at the same time.
Mr. Tenedero said that the EQ (emotional quotient) can matter more than the IQ (intelligence quotient). He also mentioned “multiple intelligences” na, “ang katalinuhan ay hindi lamang yong marunong sa math o magaling mag-English” but also in other aspects, that students are failing not because of the subjects, for any subject can be taught as long as there’s a match between learning science and teaching science,” that learning is not only visual, auditory, touch, kinesthetics and tactile, that teachers need to know whether their students have analytic left brain and global right brain for them to know how the students’ brain can comprehend and many more.